Dakshinamurthy temple is located in Govindavadi, Taminadu. The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with delightful entrance 'Rajagopuram'. Lord Dakshinamurthy another form of Lord Shiva is the presiding deity for the Planet Jupiter. The planet Jupiter shifts from one Zodiac sign to the next once in a year and great influence on the welfare of the people. Another important aspect that devotees, whose marriage proposals face delay because of the influence of Rahu, Ketu or Angaragan are allowed to perform abhishekam to the Goddess Naga Kanni placed at the north west corner of the temple.
As per legacy, Lord Shiva came here with his consorts Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhoomadevi, had a bath in a holy spring here and began penance. Lord Shiva appeared before Lord Vishnu, taught Lord Shiva Mantars and initiated for the Pujas. As Lord Shiva appeared before Lord Vishnu as Lord Guru, he is a worshipped here as Lord Daskshinamurthy. Another legacy, Lord Dakshinamurthy is said to have appeared before one of his ardent devotees, Thandavarayar, a resident of Govindavadi and bestowed on his grace and the scared ash.